Earthscapes


I’ve always loved postage stamps, they have such a heartfelt place in my heart, I think it comes from knowing the true craft that comes from putting these miniature artistic masterpieces together…so when I witnessed NASA’s imagery from space was part of the recently released U.S. Post Office Earthscape stamp collection I jumped for joy.

Their stamps so vividly depict America’s diverse and beautiful landscapes viewed from photographic aerial and satellite perspectives of heights from several hundred feet above Earth to several hundred miles up in space…enjoy them…I really have!!Nasa Earthscapes Volcanic Crater StampNASA  Earthscapes Inland Marsh StampNasa Earthscapes Center Pivot Irrigation StampNasa Earthscape Glaciers & Icebergs Stamp

NASA said on the subject:…

“Once you’ve seen the world from above, you never look at it quite the same way again,” said Joseph Corbett Postal Service chief financial officer and executive vice president . “That’s why the Postal Service is proud to offer these Earthscapes stamps, which invite us to take a bird’s-eye view of the land we all share.”

The stamps present examples of three categories of Earthscapes: natural, agricultural and urban. The images were all taken high above the planet’s surface, either carefully composed by photographers in aircraft or snapped by satellites orbiting Earth.

“For nearly 50 years, NASA has been at the forefront of looking at Earth from the unique vantage point of space,” said Chris Scolese, center director at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where the stamps were unveiled.

How so true….

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5 thoughts on “Earthscapes”

  1. Really brilliant images mate. When I was a kid I collected stamps for a similar reason – I was captivated at the diversity of our planet. I no longer collect stamps but the wonder has never left me. Lovely to connect.

  2. I found your blog through Freshly Pressed. I quite enjoy your sky photos, but I freaked out to learn about these US Postage Stamps. So I love this post!

    I’m living abroad currently, but I’ll have to make sure my family back home buys at least one sheet for me.

    1. I love freshly pressed, I’ve met so many new bloggers through it.

      Hope you get your stamps, looks like the UK post office is doing a similar collection based the UK’s 50years in space.

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